Megson keeps faith with Cahill

Bolton Wanderers manager Gary Megson has admitted that Gary Cahill endured a nightmare afternoon during Saturday's 5-1 capitulation at Aston Villa but has backed the defender to learn from the experience.

Playing against his former club, the 23-year-old was at fault for two of Villa's goals but was still included in Fabio Capello's England squad for Saturday's friendly with Brazil in Qatar.

Megson said:"It wasn't a good game for Gary but he wasn't alone. For the second goal, Gary needed to ship it out for a corner and defend it from there, but it's gone now.

"The lad's a good player and you don't get where he's got to playing like that."

Meanwhile, Danny Shittu has had to drop out of Nigeria's squad for this weekend's World Cup qualifier against Kenya because of injury.

The Super Eagles need to win in Nairobi and hope Tunisia fail to beat Mozambique to qualify for next year's World Cup finals in South Africa.

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